BOSTON -- With Daisuke Matsuzaka starting on Saturday, Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was asked what he expects in that start, and as expected, Valentine said he doesn't know what to expect. All he knows is that they'll monitor him inning by inning.
"It's hard to know," said Valentine on Friday. "It's basically the anniversary. It's a year to the day, 365 days. And so it's hard to predict what's going to happen.
"I hope he throws strikes and I hope he has more than two pitches to do it with. I'd be happy if that happened."
BOSTON — David Price is going to the disabled list rather than making his scheduled start Friday, a baseball source told CSNNE on Friday. It was not immediately known who starts in Price's place.
Price's elbow is believed to have started to hurt him on the road trip the Red Sox finished on Wednesday, a baseball source said, but it's not 100 percent clear when this present health situation originated. ESPN's Buster Olney reported Price went for an MRI on his elbow Thursday.
The lefty missed two months to begin the season because of an elbow/forearm inury. The nature of that injury was never specificed by the team but was later referred to by Price as a torn elbow.
The timing is notable because of the controversy surrounding Price and his confrontation with Dennis Eckersley.
The Globe's Dan Shaughnessy first reported Price could land on the DL because of the elbow.
Lou Merloni joins to discuss a source telling him Pedroia applauded Price for his altercation with Eckersley and Tanguay says this has been worse than the chicken and beer incident.